Santa Run

Santa Run 7YMCA Santa Run Presented by Al Serra Auto Plaza

December 7, 2019 at Noon – Registration now open!

YMCA of Greater Flint- Downtown

411 East Third Street Flint, MI 48503

The YMCA Santa Run is a combination of 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk around Downtown Flint for families and the casual walker / runner. This is a fun charity event and is not timed. A 5-piece Santa Suit is included in your registration fee that we ask each participant wear on the day of the event.

This event raises money for the YMCA of Greater Flint scholarship assistance program. This fund provides assistance to youth and families in our community so that they may participate in YMCA programs. Sponsors help make our event a success! Consider being a sponsor today and download a sponsor packet!

Santa Suit Pick Up


Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop 

1473 West Hill Road Flint, MI 48507-4709
(810) 238-8550

Tuesday, November 27th – Friday, November 30th from 10am-6pm

YMCA of Greater Flint- Downtown Branch

411 East Third Street Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-9622

Saturday, December 1st from 9-11:45 am

Race Day Information

Event Information

The Reindeer Run begins at 11:45 am. The 5k Run/Walk begins at Noon at the YMCA of Greater Flint – Downtown Branch.  The 1 Mile Run/Walk will start shortly after the 5K event. Both the 5k and 1 mile are family-friendly and children, strollers, and well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome. Race map coming soon!

Post-Race Festivities

Spend your day Downtown!  There will be refreshments after the race in the YMCA parking lot.  Camp Copneconic will providing fun for the kids in the Santa’s Workshop at the YMCA.


Parking is available in several locations around the downtown area. The YMCA has two parking lots available, one adjacent to our building on Third and Chavez and one directly across from our building. These lots will mostly fill early, so please plan accordingly.

Santa Run 11GCard Building (719 Harrison St, Flint, MI 48502-1613) –there is a large parking lot behind the GCARD building on Harrison Street. It’s approximately two blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.15 miles). 100 Spots Available

Flint Farmer’s Market (200 East 1st Street, Flint, MI) – there is a large parking lot adjacent to the Flint Farmer’s Market. The lot can be accessed off of 2nd Street and is at the intersection of Harrison and 2nd Street. It’s approximately 2.25 blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.20 miles). 120 Spots Available.

Plaza One (Chase Bank/Plante & Moran) Parking Lot- there is an entire block of parking located across from the Plaza One building. The lot can be accessed from 4th Street and the cross streets are Harrison, 4th Street, Court Street, and Wallenberg. It’s approximately 2.5 blocks from the start line at the YMCA (.25 miles). 200 Spots Available.

Additional parking spaces are found scattered on the streets throughout the downtown area.

 Santa RunVolunteer

The Santa Run is in need of volunteers for Saturday, December 1. We have several volunteer opportunities available whether it’s just you or an entire group wanting to help out. We are looking for entertainers (choirs, bands, performers) and people to help out behind the scenes with registration, on the course directing participants, and refreshments. Please fill out the form below and someone will contact you about volunteering for the Santa Run:

Area Interested in Volunteering:

  • Route Entertainment (Choir, Band, Etc.)
  • Post-Race Refreshments
  • Registration
  • Route Direction
  • Anywhere Needed